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LONDON, March 27- Spanish, Italian and Portuguese bond yields hit new historical lows on Thursday, with speculation about further European Central Bank monetary policy easing prompting investors to seek higher returns in lower-rated assets.
March 27- Spherix Inc, which buys and licenses technology patents, said it filed a lawsuit against Cisco Inc alleging infringement of 11 patents Spherix acquired from Nortel Networks.
KIEV, March 27- The International Monetary Fund has agreed a $14- 18 billion two-year bailout for Ukraine, a deal to help it recover from months of turmoil that will also unlock further credits making a total of $27 billion.
*Demand for physical gold soft in Asia despite price drop. LONDON, March 27- Gold hit a six-week low on Thursday, breaking below $1,300 an ounce for the first time since mid-February, as speculation that U.S. rates would rise sooner than expected and easing tensions over Ukraine pushed prices through key chart levels.
BEIJING, March 27- China and Hong Kong indexes had a bumpy ride on Thursday, with tech shares taking hits after a weak New York debut by gaming firm King Digital Entertainment Plc highlighted investor concerns that the sector was overpriced.
LONDON, March 27- Brent crude oil held steady around $107 a barrel on Thursday, underpinned by worries about potential supply disruption due to the possibility of Western sanctions on Russia's energy sector.
*Full year earnings miss Sberbank's own target. MOSCOW, March 27- Sberbank, Russia's biggest bank, posted a 4.1 percent rise in full-year earnings, falling short of its own target as it increased provisions for loan-losses in a deteriorating economy.
BEIJING, March 27- China is doing its best to push Malaysia to coordinate the international search effort for a missing Malaysian aircraft, state news agency Xinhua cited China's special envoy Zhang Yesui as saying on Thursday.
STOCKHOLM, March 27- Hennes& Mauritz, the world's No.2 fashion retailer, missed first-quarter profit forecasts as it invested to catch up with rivals online in an increasingly competitive budget clothing market.
LONDON, March 27- The euro fell on Thursday and peripheral European government bond yields hit their lowest levels in years as speculation grew that the European Central Bank may ease monetary policy soon.
MOSCOW, March 27- Russia's nuclear industry contracts with other countries could be affected by Western sanctions, the head of state nuclear corporation Rosatom was quoted as saying on Thursday.
*Also orders 14 Dreamliners, 30 single-aisle Airbus jets. March 27- ANA Holdings Inc restored Boeing Co's momentum in a Japanese market it has long dominated by ordering 20 new generation 777 X wide-body jets after a stinging defection by Japan Airlines Co last year to rival Airbus Group NV.
KIEV, March 27- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Thursday the price Ukraine paid for Russian gas supplies would rise 79 percent from April 1 to $480 per 1,000 cubic metres. "Ukraine is on the edge of economic and financial bankruptcy," Yatseniuk said.
LONDON, March 27- European stock indexes dipped lower on Thursday after a profit warning at fashion retailer Hennes& Mauritz knocked its shares down almost 4 percent. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also declined by 0.4 percent to 3,119.22 points.
MOSCOW, March 27- The head of Russia state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on Thursday some of its international contracts could be affected by Western sanctions, RIA news agency reported. Rosatom is building nuclear plants in several foreign countries. RIA, which cited Rosatom chief Sergei Kiriyenko, did not immediately give any details.
UKRAINE'S YATSENIUK SAYS IF IMF-DEMANDED AUSTERITY MEASURES ARE NOT ADOPTED, GDP COULD FALL 10 PCT IN 2014 AND THE ECONOMY COULD DEFAULT.
UKRAINIAN PM YATSENIUK SEES INFLATION IN 2014 AT BETWEEN 12 AND 14 PCT.
SYDNEY, March 27- Damaged rubber lining on a tank led to a massive uranium leak from a processing plant in Australia late last year, a subsidiary of global mining giant Rio Tinto said on Thursday.
UKRAINIAN PRIME MINISTER YATSENIUK SAYS THE PRICE FOR RUSSIAN GAS MAY REACH $480 PER 1,000 CUBIC METRES FROM APRIL 1, UP FROM THE CURRENT $268.5.
*Inflation poll due at 8:50 a.m. April 2. TOKYO, March 27- The Bank of Japan has added firms' price-growth outlook to its quarterly tankan business sentiment survey, a step intended to inform monetary policy by incorporating inflation expectations.